Day 1 of Google 2019 – Google Forms

Screen Shot 2019-12-01 at 6.52.37 AM.pngLet’s face it. Google Forms has great uses in the educational setting. There isn’t a time where students or teachers aren’t completing a Google Form during a particular week, regardless of the purpose. Here are three features that you may not be aware of:

IMPORTING QUESTIONS

You now have the ability to import questions from previously created Google Forms to help save you time. In playing around with this feature, I have discovered that you can also import questions from multiple forms into one form. For instance, you can import one question from a form, we will call form A. You can then indicate that you want to import two questions from another form, we will call form B. This might not necessarily be a feature that you would use on a regular basis, but good to know that it is available to you.

Steps

To use this feature,

  • Click on the import button on the right column.
  • Indicate, which form you want to import questions from, then select which questions you want to reuse.
  • Repeat this process as necessary. NOTE: You can edit the questions you have imported if you need to make any adjustments.

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CUSTOMIZE HEADER

Any time you create a Google Form, the default to the form is a purple background. Why not jazz this up and use your own picture? Well, for those that have tried to do this before, issues arise as the photo never appears to be the way you want it and you have not way of fixing it.

Here is the solution. Make a copy of this Google Drawing from @CYoungEdTech. Place your photo in the box provided, then download as a PNG file. Screen Shot 2019-12-01 at 9.33.59 AM

You would then upload the PNG file to the form. Click on the ‘customize theme’ icon on the top right corner, followed by ‘image uploaded’ button. (While in the customize theme button, you will notice that you can change the theme color, background color and text font.)

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The other alternative is change the dimension of your image. The file size should be 1600 x 400 pixels. The image below gives you a better idea as to what part will actually be viewed and what will be hidden. This was provided by Greg Gambone.

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If you have any questions on how to use these features, you know where to find me.

And that is my Spiel…

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